Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette and Mark Ruffalo will join Robert Pattinson in Bong Joon Ho’s sci-fi film


Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette and Mark Ruffalo are set to join Robert Pattinson in Bong Joon Ho’s upcoming sci-fi flick.

As reported by THR, the new film is based on Edward Ashton’s novel Mickey7 and will be Bong’s first film since Parasite won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay at the 2020 Oscars. he plot has been described as a mix between Andy Wier’s The Martian and Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter.

Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette and Mark Ruffalo

Pattinson and Ackie have reportedly officially signed deals while Ruffalo and Collette are still in talks to join the project.

In the novel, Mickey7 is a man on an expedition to colonize the ice world Niflheim. What makes Mickey7 unique is that he is essentially an expendable employee who was sent to do a job deemed too dangerous for a normal human.

When he dies, he returns as a clone with most of his memories intact. However, this story will tell what happens when Mickey7 is presumed dead but is still very much alive and discovers that a new clone, Mickey8, has taken his place.

Bong will write, direct and produce the currently untitled film for his Offscreen and Warner Bros. production company, Kate Street Picture Company, and Plan B will produce the project.

Fans of Bong’s work will also be happy to know that he’s executive producer of HBO’s Parasite series, which will be an original story set in the same universe as the film.

Naomi Ackie Image credit: Hanna Lassen/Getty Images

Toni Collette Image credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Mark Ruffalo Image Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

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Adam Bankhurst is a reporter for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Tic.


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